When a transaction is entered in sphere, you can specified the Gift Received Date. This is different from the Payment Date because payment date will always be the date you enter the transaction. Here is how to run a report based on Gift Received Date.
1. Go to Control > Query 2. Click New > Gifts Query 3. Filter: Gift Received Date Between 1/1/2010 and 12/31/2010 (or any date you want) And Payment Type is One Of Cash, Offline Credit Card, Check, In Kind, Real Estate, Stock 4. Click Next 5. Output: First name, Last Name, Gift Received Date, Payment Date, etc (or other fields you want) 6. Click Finish